The High Fiber Diet Podcast
A podcast about knitting, crochet, spinning, dieting, food, family and fiber fun.
info_outline Episode 273: 19 in 19 01/31/2019
Episode 273: 19 in 19 Show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on Ravelry. Information on the Brightech Lap can be found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B2QHP31/ref=twister_B07C87CTKC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 Thank you to Brightech for contacting me for a review. Thank you for listening.
info_outline Episode 269: Opinions are like Noses 02/11/2018
Episode 269: Opinions are like Noses Thank you for listening!! Episode 269: Weigh in: Finished: True North hats: 2 hats wool ease thick n quick- size 13&15 needles Raised squares waffle baby blanket- LionBrand ice cream- banana split size f hook F bombs- no pattern- Cascade 220 scraps On my needles and hooks: Oversized vest- knit-1 (2006)- original pattern calls for LionBrand Homespun. I’m using Lion Brand Scarfie in Cream-taupe and 10.5 likke needles Pink Potato Chip: Crystal Palace Yarns- Nocturne Aran in 623 Raspberry. Size 9 hiya hiya needles. Exercise: Fiber Addiction braid -2 ply- 145 yards Appetizer: Be Sweet Magic ball: The Magic Ball is a divine arrangement of hand dyed boucle and brushed mohair yarns tied with knobby, ribbon, and metallic goodies. Available in 48 enchanting colors! • Yardage: 90-95 yards/87 meters per 50g skein • Gauge: 14 sts = 4" / 10 cm • Needle Size: US 9 / 5.5 mm • Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water, dry flat. More information about Be Sweet Be Sweet was founded on the principle of being kind to others. Nadine Curtis created Be Sweet in 2003 while living in Cape Town, South Africa. In May of 2015, Laurie Cook purchased Be Sweet and relocated the company to Owosso, Michigan. Be Sweet’s mission; to bring socially and environmentally friendly products to fashionable consumers that evoke an individual style and help support community development around the world. Other helpful info: • Social media posts can use the #besweetyarns hashtag. • Be Sweet is active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Ravelry. • Please credit Be Sweet for providing product for review. • 1-2 skeins maximum per reviewer; we can ship to US and Canada. • If you would like to do a giveaway with this review, please e-mail us and we can help set that up for you. Bijou Basin Ranch is pleased to introduce Himalayan Summit, a new fingering weight yarn base for fall. This 50/50 blend of Tibetan Yak and Superfine Merino will delight your senses, and you can choose from 9 hand-dyed colors in their Autumn Spices palette, inspired by the exotic flavors of the season. It's great for crochet, too! Talking Points for Himalayan Summit: • Fiber Content: 50% Tibetan Yak, 50% Superfine Merino • Hand dyed in semi-solid and variegated colors by MJ Yarns and ModeKnit Yarn • 3.5 oz skein = 325 yards/297 meters • Fingering weight (16 wpi) • Recommended needle size: US 3 - 5, 6 stitches per inch • Care Instructions: Hand wash, dry flat for best results. • Exclusive knitting pattern for this yarn, Eyelet of the Tiger, is available as a discounted project kit or for individual purchase. More information about Bijou Basin Ranch Established in 2005, Bijou Basin Ranch is a small family owned and operated yak ranch situated on the open plains of western Colorado, about 65 miles southeast of Denver. Our primary goal is to produce and sell high-quality fibers and yarns made with premium yak fibers and other luxury fibers. We raise registered, full-blooded Tibetan yaks that have superior glossy coats which are harvested annually. We also supplement the fiber we harvest from our yaks by purchasing quality yak fiber from other yak ranchers across the country and abroad. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed with care by color experts at various large and small dye houses primarily here in the US but in some cases abroad as well. Our full range of yarns and fibers are sold under the Bijou Spun label through our online store and other yarn retailers across the US. Bijou Basin Ranch also attends many fiber festivals and other knitting-related events each year. Allure fine fiber and fabric wash: Allure, Fragrance Free Fine Fiber and Fabric Wash! Allure provides a superior wash that removes soils and odors yet still guards colors. Available in 16 oz. and 3.4 oz. bottles and a 0.23 oz. single-use packet. This all natural, no rinse wash is backed by thirty years of experience; the premium no residue formula was developed specifically for fine fiber care by our own resident chemist, Eileen Koop! Allure is available in three sizes, a 16-ounce bottle, a 3.4 ounce travel size (TSA approved) and a one gallon jug with a convenient pump perfect for people with a lot of fiber to clean like indie dyers allure’s Fragrance Free wash is the same great no residue, no rinse formula, but with no scent added. It is allure, without any fragrance added to take away the natural scent of the product. If you are a scent sensitive person, use allure Fragrance Free on all your prized hand-knits and delicates. Our All Natural Formula is: Biodegradable Color Safe Tough on stains Septic/gray water safe Contains: No dyes, enzymes, or phosphates No optical brighteners No formaldehyde No gluten Ingredients: Water Natural Cleaning agents - (Derived from Palm oil and corn, lifts and suspends soil and stains) Plant derived fiber conditioner (Helps remove soil and smooth fibers) Natural fragrance (Composed of essential oils and extracts) Preservative (Acts as an antibacterial to prevent contamination) Not tested on animals Grocery Shopping: Retro ergo fit crochet hooks. Amazon. Comes with a case. Wood burning wand and Learn to burn book Metal stamping alphabet- 2 hammers. Need a metal plate to pound on. Mira handcrafts- 40 mini skeins -started a mini granny blanket. Might order another 40 minis. Wrist Ruler- Black- Mimi’s needle basket on Etsy AnnTudor- Critter Keesters- pigs and sheep stitch markers Persian tiles afghan Book Word for 2018: Confidence New quote each week at work. Fostering positivity. Essential oil jewelry. Recipes: Olympics/ ravellenic games Shipt- On the menu: Knit & Spin Day- March 10th in Grand Haven Also Trunk show at Michigan Fiber Studio in Grand Rapids Yarn Con- Chicago Stitches MidWest Michigan Fiber Festival Knittin’ in the Mitten 2018 about 1/2 full Gadget: Coco Knits Leather cord and needle Stitch Holder Kit
info_outline Episode 267: Late again or Oops I forgot to upload 12/17/2017
Episode 267: Late again or Oops I forgot to upload Knittin' in the Mitten 2017 recap
info_outline Episode 262: Better Late than Never 07/13/2017
Episode 262: Better Late than Never I recorded this episode two weeks ago. I apologize that it has taken me time to get it uploaded. Please enjoy. As always, show notes can be found at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the ravelry group. Thank you for listening!
info_outline Episode 259: Jiggly but firm 04/27/2017
Episode 259: Jiggly but firm Thank you to Mountain Meadow Wool and Stitch Craft Marketing for the yarn for the review this week. As always, show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com and on the ravelry group. Thank you for listening!
info_outline Episode 258: Falling or Flying? 03/31/2017
Episode 258: Falling or Flying? Episode 258: Weigh in: Finished: Harvest Sweater- neckline too big. Crochet chain to fix. #9 crochet jacket Chelsea Necklace Kit: Javori Designs - hard floss wire for beading http://javoridesigns.com code: HIGHFIBER 15% off entire online purchase Expires 4/30/17 On my needles and hooks: Mountain ridge cardi- StoneHedge fiber mill- Shepherds wool Spring Chick Simple socks- Kroy brown rose marl Appetizer: Mango Moon Twist Available in 10 heathered colors. 85% Linen, 15% Cotton 175 yards in 1.7oz; 160m in 50g. Sport Weight Recommended Needle Size: US 5/3.75mm. Information about Mango Moon: "At Mango Moon, we think knitting should be fun, and that we should try to leave the world a little better than we found it. We work with the Nepali Women’s Empowerment Group and a spinners’ co-op in Indonesia to bring you yarns that are colorful and fun, and that help improve the lives of the artisans who spin it. We also carry many high quality mill-spun yarns." Void- summer shell size 7 needles Potluck: All projects talked about are in projects shared on the Ravelry group. Grocery shopping: K8erpillar designs has offered up a coupon code and it is valid through 3/31/17 for 10% off an order of $10+. Code is HIGHFIBERDIET - thank you! www.loveandleche.com Coupon code: highfiber "Buy one lotion bar in a tin (min $14) get a free mini balm sample ($4 value). Exp 5/1/17" Bowl cozys - thank you! Circular knitting machine from Michael's - not a keeper Clover pom pom makers Caron cakes Paparazzi Jewelry Harvest cardigan - thank you! A pound of cure Vogue knitting- late winter- Cowichan knitting Mindful moment: Walk it off Recipes: Follow up with Cascade yarns 30 squares. Talk to me of curly girl College check in: finals, Internship paperwork, Graduation paperwork Knit/spin day Craft fair Health check in: 18 month check in- more protein/ water, less carbs, vitamins are good. My fitness pal- food journal- exercise journal Fitbit issues Battle ropes suggested- not possible at home Joining aquatic center- aerobics easy on knees and swimming laps. On the menu: YarnCon- not going- Fred has a possible head gasket blown. Adulting sucks! Tip of the Mitt Fiber fair Michigan Fiber Festival Stitches Midwest- maybe Knittin' in the Mitten 2017 15 spots available: bunk, bring.a.bed, daytripper, Saturday only. Kal/cal. Keep it Simple New retreat possibly- Kitm weigh-in Bariatric friendly Crafter or not Putting feelers out. Gadget: Electric pressure cooker- steamed eggs! 6x3 method Thank you for listening!
info_outline Episode 248: Squirrel on Crack 10/28/2016
Episode 248: Squirrel on Crack The sound quality of the show changes about 1/2 way through and I sound like a squirrel on Crack. I am sorry, but I just don't have time to rerecord before Knittin' in the Mitten. If you normally listen to my podcast at 2x the speed, you might not want to for this one. Thank you to Gloria Kirk-Hanna for the interview. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors of this years retreat. I will get show notes up on the blog as soon as I can. Thank you for lisstening.
info_outline Episode 246: Happy Poop 09/18/2016
Episode 246: Happy Poop The show notes are located at www.thehighfiberdiet.blogspot.com As always, Thank you for listening! Episode 246 Weigh in: Baby booties x2 Needles and hooks: On the spice market- wonderland minis and tHFD yarn in on pointe Aidez- started with same yarn- free patterns bite again. Elfe- shepherds wool fingering from Stonehedge mill $5 in Paris Sweater- universal yarns coral and turquoise Mostly harmless- highland handmades in Butternut DK Knittin'in the Mitten Toasted Marshmellow colorway Socks- SpinningFates in Space cadet colorway. Started in 2012- sock toner is coming up. I'm going to try to finish a few second socks Close to you shawl- Pink Amingo- over the rainbow SPINNING! Spin day a Dav and Dofe's Everybodies Studio- espinner - FiberAddiction fiber spun for crochet- 200 yds Goodies and treats: Yarn Hollow- Targee gradient bumps in olive Stitch markers- thank you! Birthday bash at Michigan Fibre studio GR Pint glass full of mini sampler Malabrigo mechita in Aniversario- fingering weight single. Trying on a sample: want to knit Harvest by TinCanKnits! Appetizers: Craftsy classes Essential techniques every knitter should know- Sally Melville Fearless knitting- Lucy Neatby PotLuck: On the Ravelry group Side dish: Focus on weightloss Stalled- expected Labs for 1 year post op Pattern store- everything is now free Added: Ice balls cowl One its a Pom Hat A recipe for a Waterfall- on the first page of hot right now. KAL!! On the menu Hot hot hot summer kcal-September 20th Knittin'in the Mitten 2016- spots available! Finger puppets for charity Gadget corner- Cowboy Caviar http://www.culinaryhill.com/cowboy-caviar-recipe/